Accessibility – Designing for users of screen readers

Here is the second of 6 posters which are focused on Accessibility.  (Poster 1 was last Friday, so if you didn’t see it, go back and take a look!)

Today’s poster is:

Designing for users of screen readers

Do

  • describe images and provide transcripts for video
  • follow a linear, logical layout
  • structure content using HTML5
  • build for keyboard use only
  • write descriptive links and heading – for example, Contact us

Don’t

  • only show information in an image or video
  • spread content all over a page
  • rely on text size and placement for structure
  • force mouse or screen use
  • write uninformative links and heading – for example, Click Here

 

 

View poster for screen readers

 

The posters being shared are created by Karwai Pun and are from accessibility.blog.gov.uk.  There are currently six posters in the series and are general guidelines when it comes to the “do’s and don’ts” of accessibility.